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David Somers and, at left, the diamond-encrusted beetle.

Scientific sleuth cracks code to $54,000 treasure

BU professor makes sparkling discovery

By Carey Goldberg
Globe Staff / September 22, 2005

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Once there was a brain scientist whose knowledge was transformed into glittering diamonds. This is no fairy tale. The scientist's name is David Somers, and he is a psychology professor at Boston University. Helped by his background in psychology research, he recently solved a puzzle that -- according to an official announcement scheduled for today -- yielded him a diamond-encrusted ... (Full article: 799 words)

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